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Before discussing this disc, I need to make a disclaimer. In 2006 I was one of three people judging the annual Kosciuszko Foundation competition for young pianists. We were all but bowled over by the ... Continue Reading
Claudio Abbado usually has been a satisfying Bruckner conductor, but then his previous recordings were mostly made with the Vienna Philharmonic, a great Bruckner orchestra. Even so, his previous Ninth... Continue Reading
Judging from this Schumann recital, Lise de la Salle seems to have evolved from the remarkably talented 14-year-old prodigy on her debut release to a bafflingly inconsistent pianist in her mid-20s. Ri... Continue Reading
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